“A territory, of incredible beauty, important tokens of the past, a remarkable historical and artistic heritage, a natural world that is to be discovered: how can we enhance these elements?”
The historical Sonvico nature trail was created with this basic idea in mind.
This theme trail was conceived with the intention of allowing people to take advantage and enjoy all these different features, following an easy itinerary. With this trail we wish to enhance both nature’s elements and the local peculiarities, besides stimulating one to stop and consider how delicate and complex the relationship between living organisms is and the role that each of us plays in modifying the fragile environmental balance that surrounds us.
The comparison between past and present, that emerges at every step we take during our excursion will make us more aware of all this.” The itinerary has been planned in function of the four elements: Water; Fire, Earth and Air. The observation points are indicated on the numbered descriptive panels.
It is quite easy and it is well ssuited for families and for all those who appreciate and know how to observe the surrounding environment.
Circuito/Themenweg/Circuit: 397 m
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Sonvico-Monte Roveraccio-Sonvico: 3 h
Stage 1: Well and "Riaron"
Stage 2: House of Reason
Stage 3: Graad
Stage 4: Cassinel
Stage 5: The mixed broadleaf woods
Stage 6: Geological oddities
Stage 7: Mill and bridge
Stage 8: The glade in the wood
Stage 9: The torrent Franscinone
Stage 10: Wash-house
Stage 11: The birds of the wood
Stage 12: The eroded valley of the Franscinone
Stage 12: Water and energy
Stage 13: The edge of the flood-level wood
Stage 14: Dairy farm for the processing of milk
Stage 15: Lime-kiln
Stage 16: The rural area
Stage 17: The Humid area of Canéed
Stage 18: The earth kiln for charcoal production
Stage 19: Terracing
Stage 20: Madonna d'Arla
Stage 21: The Chestnut Wood of Pian Piret
Stage 22: The Beechwood
Stage 23: The Boulder with Engraved Cupels
Stage 23: I Denti della Vecchia
Stage 24: R’Alborón
Stage 25: The Oratory of S. Martino
Stage 26: The old center of Sonvico
Stage 27: The Walnut Press
Stage 28: The Church of Saint John the Baptist
Itinerary: Sonvico – Rosone – Monte Roveraccio – Sonvico
Location: From Sonvico to Rosone
Altitude: Sonvico 597m/Fluss 560m/Monte Roveraccio 904m
PROSPECTUS IN THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES: Italian - German - French – English
Features of theme trail: historical - archaeological - natural - cultural - artistic – architectural - panoramic
Physical effort: 2 (1 = easy, 0-300m / 2 = good, 300-600m / 3 = average, 600-900)
Technical effort: T2 (T1 = footpath / T2 = mountain hiking trail)
Selling of typical local products: La Pastorella (Villa Luganese)
The Luganese Regional Bus Line covers the Lugano – Sonvico stretch; from Val Colla you can reach Sonvico, using the postal bus from Tesserete to Sonvico.